Students Get Rare Opportunity to View Eclipse

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by Ronnie Zamora/LFCISD

Many students had the educational opportunity of a lifetime to view the solar eclipse from their campuses Monday.

The moon covered 51 percent of the sun in the Los Fresnos area, and students with eclipse glasses and homemade eclipse viewing boxes were allowed outside.

Some teachers purchased glasses for their students out of their own pockets. Some schools purchased them for certain grade levels or for science classes. Others made solar boxes out of shoe boxes and cereal boxes in science classes last week.

Permission slips went home with students last week allowing them to go outside under the special circumstances.

At Liberty Memorial Middle School, the school purchased glasses for its eighth grade students. They were escorted out to the courtyard in small groups and given the solar glasses to wear.

The skies were partly cloudy at the time. When the clouds broke momentarily allowing a view of the eclipse, many students screamed “wow” to something they had never seen before.

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